Man due in court after supermarket security guard stabbed and garda injured in Kildare town

The garda was injured during the arrest but did not require hospital treatment.

LAST UPDATE | Jun 25th 2020, 1:35 PM

A MAN ARRESTED in connection with a stabbing incident at a supermarket in Co Kildare is due to appear in court later today. 

At around 5.30pm yesterday, a man in his 40s entered a supermarket in the Kildare town area.

He was approached by a male security guard after he was seen attempting to steal an item, according to gardaí. 

The man then produced a knife and stabbed the security guard before fleeing the scene in the direction of the Dublin Road.

The injured man, aged in his 30s, received non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the scene.

Following enquiries, gardaí observed a man matching the suspect’s description walking on the Dublin Road a short time later.

“After approaching the suspect, the male produced two knives and attempted to assault the garda members. The man was disarmed and subsequently arrested,” a garda spokesperson said.  

One garda was injured during the arrest but did not require hospital treatment.  

The man is due to appear before Kildare District Court this afternoon. 

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